The following links provide you with access to additional information and resources on the basic legal requirements for Canadian charities that are registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Links to resources which may assist you in understanding the processes involved in becoming a registered charity under the Income Tax Act.
Here are links to information on incorporating as a non-profit in Alberta:
- Alberta Non-Profit Company https://www.alberta.ca/Incorporate-non-profit-company.aspx (Private vs Public, Shares vs. Guarantee, tipsheet and reporting forms)
- Incorporating as a Society in Alberta – https://www.alberta.ca/incorporate-a-society.aspx
- Starting an Organization – http://volunteeralberta.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/rcvo-howtoincorporate.pdf
- Incorporating a Not-For-Profit Organization (Duncan Craig)
Link to the Alberta Board Development Program’s workbook on drafting and revising bylaws. Information and sample of dissolution clause as per CRA requirements is included as well as a sample clause regarding remuneration of directors – https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/board-development-program-drafting-revising-bylaws.pdf
All Board Development Resources – https://www.alberta.ca/board-development-program.aspx
Responsibilities – https://www.alberta.ca/responsibilities-corporations-cooperatives-organizations.aspx
Running a non-profit organization
Aligning Structure with Strategy – Incorporation and Other Options – Government of Alberta
Registered charity vs. non-profit organization
Listing by province or region of legal services and organizations that provide information, referrals or assistance to non-profits and registered charities.